Rail Examination & Maintenance Services

Rail Services

What are Rail Examination & Maintenance Services?

Rail Examination & Maintenance Services are provided by Stroma Specialist Access’ STE 04 / STE 05 qualified and IRATA registered team of inspectors. We have over 30 years’ experience working across rail infrastructure projects of any size throughout the UK using a variety of specialist rope access and difficult access techniques. In addition, we are at the cutting edge of technological development to enhance the quality and efficiency of client reporting through our Automated Visual Reporting System (AVR).

Structural Inspection, Examination and Maintenance for rail infrastructure

We provide a range of services to contractors and Network Rail to help ensure a safe, efficient Rail Network. We work at height using specialist rope access and other techniques to reduce possession times and equipment costs. Detailed Examinations and vegetation removal are amongst our wide-ranging service catalogue:

Detailed and Visual Examinations

Inspection for Assessment

Difficult access maintenance works using Rope Access

Scour Assessments for rail bridges

De-vegetation on rail structures, slopes and embankments

We can also provide bespoke services to match specific client project requirements.

Why Stroma Specialist Access?

With over 30 years’ of working on the Rail Network we understand that safety, service, cost and report efficiency are paramount to our clients. Since 1990 we have inspected over 1,000 structures on live railways and more than 3,000 disused rail structures. We are a current delivery partner to HS1 and have a full scope of services which can be engaged on the HS2 project. Our portfolio of previous project experience includes work on Forth Rail Bridge and Channel Tunnel Rail Link.

With in-house engineers, and advanced technology, our clients receive a fast turnaround on reports. Our specialist rope access, and confined space techniques represent the only safe and cost effective way to carry out rail inspection work. This includes dramatically reducing possession times.

We will work with you to prepare a structure specific examination plan and are committed to regular client communication throughout the inspection programme. Our innovative, cost-effective and safe solutions can help you finish your rail project on time and within budget.

Establishing IRATA

The principal founders of Stroma Specialist Access believed in a ‘safety first’ approach for our clients and it was important to us that this become the industry standard. In the late 1980s we helped to form IRATA (the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) and we are proud that our pioneering rope access techniques are now regarded as the safest method of carrying out difficult access works.

Why Stroma Rail?


Request a quote for Rail Examination & Maintenance services

Contact our friendly I&M Team to request a quote for your rail infrastructure project. You can also select to receive information about our complementary environmental sustainability services to allow Stroma Specialist Access to provide compliance support throughout your project.

Complementary Services